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ARD We There Yet? A Roadmap to a Successful Annual IEP Meeting

Join us for this free webinar on Tuesday, March 20 @ 12:15 p.m. as we discuss the importance of the annual ARD meeting,  documentation (the ARD notice, 5 day waiver, requesting draft IEP goals), parent tips for successful IEP meetings, ESY (the rules and requirements), and transition tips.   Register today >>

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Partners Resource Network can help you understand your child’s disability; understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA; and effectively participate as a team member with professionals in planning services for your child.

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Contact us at 1.800.866.4726 or partnersresource@sbcglobal.net and we will put you in touch with our person helping parents and families in your area.

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A new “To The Administrator Addressed Correspondence” letter has been posted on the TEA website: February 26, 2018 TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED: SUBJECT: Responsibilities and Timelines Regarding Parent Requests for Special Education Evaluations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Texas Education Code (TEC), and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). In late 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) initiated visits to Texas to learn about referral, child find, and evaluation practices within … read more

TEA has posted some new documents at https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED/ that provide additional information. We have not reviewed it all yet, but would direct your attention first to the presentation to the state special education directors from their recent meeting in Austin  – TCASE Special Education Update presented on 2/20/2018. It gives more information on their plans involving ESCs.  

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has extended the comment deadline for its online survey soliciting feedback on a draft corrective action plan for special education. The online survey period will now run through Tuesday, Feb.20. At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, TEA drafted an initial corrective action plan regarding the support and delivery of special education services in the state’s public schools. The initial draft addresses all issues identified in a recent federal monitoring report, including the proper identification … read more

Sometimes my daughter comes home from school and reports that she did not have time to finish her reading or math tests at school. We agreed at her IEP meeting that she will have extended time to complete all tests and daily work, but I’m worried that this is not happening. How can I address this issue with the school? Answer: This question is one that many parents ask. Your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written statement of … read more